i have a sore knee. it is swollen sup lightly to the right jst underneath my knee. the actual injury occured a few months ago bt ive jst put up with the pain until now. i havent seen a doctor or anything like that. the pain increases if it has been in one position for a long time and i move it. it increases if i run. the swollen part is sore to touch and sometimes there is a grinding sensation along with pain around the back of my knee. the muscles just above my knee joint get very sore too and constantly feel streched and tired.
the problem is i'm only a fourteen year old girl and my parents dnt no hw sore it is. i havent actualli told them it still hurts because they will think i am faking because at the time of injury, my other knee hurt bt the sore one now didn't. then a few days after, the now sore one hurt. if i tell them then they will think i am faking. i have asked help frm the local chemist bt he told me i need to see a doctor bt i cnt because my parents dnt no.
i am an active sports person and this pain is not letting me perform at my best. please help me. any self-treatment u can recommend would be very appreciated. i cant put up with this any longer